5 ways to make your event more sustainable

With Christmas and the season of gifting around the corner. Here at Precise, we focus on using suppliers and reputable brands who provide environmentally sustainable products to reduce the use of cardboard and plastic packaging. Find out more tips about how you can make your events more environmentally sustainable.

Environmental sustainability is an extremely prevalent issue throughout all industries, especially concerning the abundant use of single-use plastics. At present, the issue of sustainability is extremely relevant considering the harmful impact global warming is having on our climate. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of high standards that businesses should act ethically and furthermore, this has led to event organisers focusing on improving their events to become more environmentally sustainable.

Event sustainability is the concept of managing events that consider three key factors: environmental protection, social growth, and economic progress. Event sustainability is one of the fastest-growing trends in the meetings and event industry. Event organisers are becoming more aware of the need to produce events that have a lower carbon footprint. The process of making an event more sustainable can involve anything from avoiding unnecessary waste to making greener decisions when choosing food vendors, suppliers and venues.

The challenge of single-use plastics has been amplified by the current COVID-19 pandemic, as plastic consumption has risen since the pandemic. The global effort to eliminate single-use plastics is expected to be slowed by up to three years as a result of this health crisis. This evidence proves that now more than ever the need to eliminate single-use plastics in events is vital.

 

5 ways to make your event more sustainable

Choose a venue with green credentials

One of the most significant aspects of arranging a sustainable or environmentally conscious event is the venue. Take a look at Ireland's green credential venues here: https://www.dublinconventionbureau.com/partners/green-venues/

Avoid single use plastics

Take the initiative and eliminate single-use plastic and replace them with biodegradable cutlery to improve the sustainability of your event.

Go paperless

Event branding and posters are a big contributor to event waste. They are not easily recyclable and can be avoided by replacing them with digital signage, mobile apps, and LED screens.

Reduce food waste

Avoid food wastage by enquiring ahead of time about dietary restrictions, acquire a clear sense of final numbers, and serve plated menus rather than buffets.

Go green with your event swag

Instead of sending your employees plastic merchandise why not send them something reusable and sustainable like branded chili's/yeti water bottles, beeswax food wraps or e-vouchers

When you work with Precise we ensure that we source green certified venues and sustainable local Irish suppliers.

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